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Man finds €269,500 in his cellar - and hands it to the police

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10:57 CET+01:00
A man who recently moved into a rented apartment in the Austrian town of Graz was astonished when he stumbled on a cardboard box containing six neat bundles of €500 notes in the cellar. The cash totalled €269,500.

The 42-year-old man surmised that the money may be connected to criminal activities, and promptly informed the police.

Graz police have confirmed that the money is genuine, but declined to comment on the ongoing investigation.

According to Austrian law, somebody who finds lost items is entitled to a "finder's fee" from its owner. The man would be entitled to ten percent of the money up to €2,000, and another five percent of the money beyond that amount.

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